Beyonce and Pepsi

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There has been some controversy over Beyonce doing a commercial for Pepsi.  I am struggling on this one.  It’s a free country and people should be able to do a soft drink commercial.   That being said, Beyonce was a big part of the First Lady’s campaign on health.  Did she really need that $50 million promotional deal?  She and her husband are raking it in.  Was it worth that money to confuse kids on what they should drink?  Believe it or not, if she came out and said that water is what you need to drink (and why) it really would influence a lot of her fans in a VERY POSITIVE WAY!

Any thoughts?

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  5 comments for “Beyonce and Pepsi

  1. Sandy
    July 17, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Pepsi needed a celebrity endorsement because Coke had already locked in the American Academy of Family Physicians by sponsoring their patient education website, FamilyDoctor.org.

    • Doug Farrago
      July 17, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Love it!

  2. mk
    July 14, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I questioned it as soon as I heard about the deal, but apparently Beyonce was promoting Pepsi before getting involved with Michelle Obama Let’s Move campaign (before the $50 million deal) – if that is true then I would ask why Michelle Obama would ask her to be involved.

    I wish a graphic artist would take Beyonce’s face and paste it onto an obese body pushing a shopping cart full of empty cans of Pepsi to show what would happen to her appearance and health if she actually drank all that soda.

  3. Ken
    July 13, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Rock stars, is there anything they don’t know?
    –Homer Simpson

  4. Pat
    July 13, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Hehehe…. of course it’s a sham! The whole Michelle Obama initiative would never, will never accomplish squat – it’s merely a way for her to re-demonstrate to us all her overwhelming goodness. Sycophants like Beyonce’ want that reflected grandeur, and sign on for photo ops to help profit off the hype, while never endangering the real profits. Celebrities will seek the spotlight as mosquitoes will the porch light, and First Ladies should be seen and never heard.

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